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200-year-old wine

A bottle of Vin Jaune (yellow wine), dating back to 1774 AD, was auctioned for $77,000 at a local wine festival in Arbois, eastern France.

india Updated: Feb 09, 2011 02:29 IST

A bottle of Vin Jaune (yellow wine), dating back to 1774 AD, was auctioned for $77,000 at a local wine festival in Arbois, eastern France.

The bottle of wine was brewed from grapes in Louis XVI’s reign. Pierre Chevrier, a Swiss who won the bid, said he regarded the price reasonable. Unlike red wine, yellow wine ages extremely well. It is generally recommended not to drink it until 10 years after bottling.